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Published:November 16th, 2015 10:24 EST

Cat Rescued From Irrigation Pipe

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Riverside County Animal Services said a 1-year-old black cat got stuck inside an irrigation pipe Friday along Jackson Street near the Shadow Hills area in Indio.

A woman walking her dog heard some loud meows and contacted the animal rescuers.

An officer tried to reach the cat, but it was too deep inside a pipe.

On Saturday, a team from Imperial Irrigation District helped with the rescue. It took some digging and heavy equipment to save the cat, but they finally did after several hours."



We often read stories about neglected and abused animals, but this news item spotlights heroes who saved a cat.

Kudos to the woman walking her dog who contacted animal rescuers when she heard a feline meowing in obvious distress;  kudos to the police officer who did his best to try to rescue the animal, and kudos to the irrigation employees who toiled for hours to free the cat.

This story had a happy ending because good people realized that we shouldn`t ignore an animal in distress.

There are many cats in need of a forever home at your local animal shelter, take home a kitten today.

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